Sustainable development blends competitive business with the long-term needs of society. Economic success is therefore considered in a context of social justice and environmental sustainability - the now-familiar 'triple bottom line' used for reporting business plans and progress. From the business's perspective an apt definition is:
Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Bill has undertaken a number of projects concerned with aspects of sustainable development. These include materials for a BBC for Business video series, his work with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales on corporate governance, and an annual ten-week course on Management and the Environment for City University Business School's part-time MBA programme.
Please contact us if you would like to:
- Understand the source of sustained business success.
- Assess your current standing in relation to best practice.
- Adopt latest governance best practice.
- Undertake a stakeholder analysis.
- Create suitable policies, strategies and plans.
- Define and develop leadership behaviour that accords with the model.
- Learn how to monitor, measure and report progress.
- Draw up a code of ethical behaviour.
- Assess your social and environmental risk.
- Understand directors' legal duties.
- Adopt an inclusive approach to managing stakeholder relationships.
- Unearth the dark side of the organisation that might cause your downfall.